France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.04%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.04%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Utilities , Technology and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.04%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ), which rose 2.21% or 0.47 points to trade at 21.74 at the close. Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) added 1.38% or 1.55 points to end at 113.65 and Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA: LHN ) was up 1.13% or 0.51 points to 45.82 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ), which lost 2.50% or 2.46 points to trade at 95.87 in late trade. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) declined 0.91% or 0.23 points to end at 25.13 and Essilor International Compagnie Generale d’Optique SA (PA: ESSI ) shed 0.75% or 0.85 points to 112.00.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which rose 8.68% to 25.300, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which was up 3.49% to settle at 32.000 and Amundi SA (PA: AMUN ) which gained 2.76% to close at 66.24.

The worst performers were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 3.66% to 1.580 in late trade, Spie SA (PA: SPIE ) which lost 2.64% to settle at 19.530 and Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) which was down 2.50% to 95.87 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 320 to 250 and 92 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.63% to 13.52.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.23% or 3.00 to $1321.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.32% or 0.82 to hit $61.22 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.99% or 0.65 to trade at $64.84 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.17% to 1.2329, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8871.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 89.94.

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